Louis Bouchard

Louis Bouchard, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Member, California NanoSystems Institute
Member, Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program



Scientific Interests

Research in Dr. Louis Bouchard's laboratory focuses on the development of target-specific drug delivery systems and diagnostic molecular imaging probes. Other areas of research include fluid mechanics, the development of novel chemical reaction engineering microtechnology, tissue engineering, metabolic imaging, optical techniques for nanoscale magnetic sensing and the application of hyperpolarization methods for sensitivity-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Highlighted Publications

Robson SA, Peterson R, Bouchard LS, Villareal VA, Clubb RT A Heteronuclear Zero Quantum Coherence Nz-Exchange Experiment That Resolves Resonance Overlap and Its Application To Measure the Rates of Heme Binding to the IsdC Protein, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010; 10.1021/ja1017865.

Kelso N, Lee SK, Bouchard LS, Demas V, Muck M, Pines A, Clarke JC Distortion-Free Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Zero-Field Limit, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2009; 200: 285-290.

Bouchard LS, Anwar MS, Liu GL, Hann B, Xie H, Gray JW, Wang X, Pines A, Chen FF Picomolar Sensitivity MRI and Photoacoustic Imaging of Cobalt Nanoparticles, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2009; 106: 4085-4089.

Verpillat F, Ledbetter MP, Xu S, Michalak DJ, Hilty C, Bouchard LS, Antonijevic S, Budker D, Pines A. Remote detection of nuclear magnetic resonance with an anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Feb 19;105(7):2271-3. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0712129105. Epub 2008 Feb 11.

Paulsen JL, Bouchard, LS, Graziani N, Bluemich B, Pines A Volume selective magnetic resonance imaging using an adjustable, single-sided, portable sensor, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2008; 105: 20601-20604.